Employment

New laws and regulations responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic are forcing employers to make monumental decisions about their employees and workplaces, amid almost daily changes. Weintraub’s Labor and Employment Group is tracking the changes and providing updates and resources on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the many other legal and regulatory changes being implemented. For assistance, reach out to attorneys in our Labor and Employment Group.

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Here are the Weintraub articles, blog posts, and webinars addressing employment law issues related to COVID-19:

Update: No Enforcement of OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS

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5th Circuit Temporarily Blocks OSHA’s New COVID-19 Standards Mandating Employers With 100 or More Employees to Require Vaccination or Regular Testing

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EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding Religious Accommodations in Connection with Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies

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California’s ETS Updates Since Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Announcement

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Shauna Correia and Zack Thompson in the Sacramento Business Journal: If Asked For a Religious Exemption From A Vaccine Mandate, Be An Optimist

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Biden’s Path Out of the Pandemic: New COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for Large Employers, Federal Contractors and Health Care Workers

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Cal/OSHA Update: THE VOTES ARE IN AND IT’S OFFICIAL!

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Cal/OSHA Update: Masking in the Workplace

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To Mask, or Not to Mask? That (at Least in the Employment Context) Is Still a Question

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Cal/OSHA Update: Don’t Take That Mask Off Just Yet!

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New California COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law

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FFCRA Tax Credits for Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Leave Extended Through September 2021

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Updated CDC Guidance: Fully Vaccinated Individuals Need Not Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

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COVID-19 Stimulus Bill also Includes Little-known Provision Creating New Streamlined Tribunal for Copyright Infringement Claims

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COVID Relief Bill: PPP-Paid Expenses Are Deductible (Updated 12/28/2020)

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Mandatory Vaccines in the Workplace? New EEOC Guidance Regarding What Employers Can Do

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Newsom Signs Executive Order Modifying CalOSHA’s Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Regulations

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WEBINAR: Employment Law Update 2020/2021 – Part I & Part II

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Lukas Clary in The Sacramento Bee: A COVID Vaccine is On The Way. Will Employers Require Their Workers Get The Shot?

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Josh Escovedo in the Sacramento Business Journal: An Attorney’s Take on Enforcing Covid-19 Rules

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A Deeper Dive into the New Cal/OSHA Temporary Emergency Standards for COVID-19 Prevention

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California Announces New Regional Stay Home Order

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New (and Stricter) COVID-19 Rules Implemented By Cal/OSHA – Employers Should Act Now

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Business Focus Seminar 2020 – Helping Your Business Survive & Thrive Through COVID-19

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New California Laws Create Presumption of Workers’ Compensation Coverage for COVID-19 Infections and Impose Additional COVID-19 Exposure Reporting and Notice Requirements on Employers

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California Drastically Alters Obligations under the California Family Rights Act

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DOL Revises COVID-19 Sick Leave and Family and Medical Leave Rules Following Court Ruling

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California Issues New Reopening Guidance

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DOL Issues Guidance on FFCRA as Schools Reopen

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Employers Must Use Reasonable Diligence to Track Telecommuting Employee Hours

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San Francisco Issues Guidance on “Back to Work” Layoff and Reemployment Notices

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The Continuing Spread of Employee Lawsuits Related to COVID-19

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The CDC’s Updated Guidance Expedites the Time In-Home COVID-19 Patients Can Return to Work

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California’s COVID-19 Employer Playbook for a Safe Reopening

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Brendan Begley Discusses the Office of the Future with the Sacramento Business Journal

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Webinar – Don’t Get Nailed: Tips to Help Builders Avoid Lawsuits

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Webinar: Inoculating Against the Coming Spread of Employee Lawsuits Related to COVID-19

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Business Owners – Planning Can Help Prevent Employer Liability During Civil Unrest

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Inoculating Against the Coming Spread of Employee Lawsuits Related to COVID-19

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The DFEH’s Free On-Line Sexual Harassment Prevention Training For Non-Supervisors is FINALLY Available

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California Continues to Work With Counties for the Slow Re-Opening of the State

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EEOC Again Updates its Guidance & FAQ’s Regarding COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws

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Governor Newsom Announces the Gradual Beginning of Stage 2 of California’s Re-Opening Plan

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California Employers Likely Immune To Employee COVID-19 Lawsuits, But More Susceptible To COVID-19 Workers-Compensation Claims

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Emergency Paid Sick Leave Now Available for Employees of Large Employers in California’s Food Supply Sector

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Finally – SBA Guidance on an Employer’s PPP Loan Forgiveness When Employees Refuse to Return to Work  

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Webinar: Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses – Five Things to Know and Do

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Webinar: Employment Issues Upon Re-Entry to the Workplace

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EEOC Updates its Guidance & FAQs Regarding COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws  

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4th UPDATE: DOL Again Updates Question & Answers Page for FFCRA

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3rd UPDATE: DOL Again Updates Questions & Answers Page for FFCRA

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DOL’s Informational Webinar re FFCRA Compliance Goes Live

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The IRS FAQs Provide Guidance on Employee Documentation/Information to Support FFCRA Leave

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DOL Announces Temporary Rules for FFCRA Implementation; Informational Webinar to be Released on April 3, 2020

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Webinar: Employing in the Age of COVID-19: What Employers Need To Know

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2nd UPDATE: DOL Again Updates Question & Answers Page for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Expansion of Unemployment Benefits Through the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

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DOL Updates Questions & Answers Page for Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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San Francisco Issues New Guidance on San Francisco Paid Sick Leave During Pandemic; Financial Relief for San Francisco Employers

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DOL Issues Model Notice To Employees Of Rights Under Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Federal Stimulus in Response to COVID-19

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Takes Effect April 1, 2020

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Webinar: The Impact of New Coronavirus Legislation on Business

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More On The FFCRA: Payroll Tax Credits And Period Of Non-Enforcement

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COVID-19: Resources for California Employers (Updated 4/3/20)

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IRS to Provide Tax Relief to Some Employers in Light of Families First Coronavirus Response Act

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Governor’s Newsom’s Statewide Order is in Place So Now, How Do Businesses Identify Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers?

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California Governor Newsom Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

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(H.R. 6201) FAMILIES FIRST CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT: What Employers Should Know

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